So, here's the situation... We had a show scheduled and we arranged with the bar owner to set up early. So we set up at around 6pm, sound check, and leave. We agree to get there around 9 and start at 9:30. I get there, the drummer gets there, but the band leader/guitar/singer is late. Turns out he's at the emergency room with his 2 year old son who needs stitches...long story short... he's not coming. So, it's 9:30, good crowd, bar owner wants music. The drummer and I start calling everyone we know trying to find a fill in. I call a drummer friend, who tells me to call his friend Bill (until that night, I had never met the guy in my life). Bill says he'll do it, he shows up, we put our heads together to come up with a set list, and we squeeze about 2 hours of music out of the whole mess. And it was actually very good...a lot of fun. And we got good reviews, especially from the bar owner. However... the band leader/guitar/singer was/is pretty upset. I think his feelings were hurt, and in a way I can understand and I'm not knocking him for that. It's his band, he booked it, etc. When we told him how we were handling it, he told us not to use the band's name. So we called the band Smoke and Mirrors since that's how were were going to get through the night. This happened quite a while ago, but he still mentions it once in a while. So it's still bugging him. Personally, it was the most fun I've had in a long time just for the sheer "who the hell knows what's going to happen here" aspect of it. And I'm not one to just walk away from a challenge. So I'd do it again for sure. I just want to gauge how my peers would handle the situation. Was I right? Wrong? How would you handle it? And any band leaders out there...please chime in.